Consumer’s Guide to
Hiring a Certified Interior Designer
Are you thinking about hiring an interior designer? Individuals and businesses in California who want to
create or remodel a safe and comfortable environment for their home or place of work usually hire Certified Interior Designers for space planning, interior design, selection of furnishings,
custom cabinetwork design, finish selection, observation of the construction and supervision of the installation for their projects.
The California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) certifies more than
3,500 interior designers in California to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by ensuring the professional performance of those designers they certify.
Because of the detailed and specialized nature of interior design work, questions about services or misunderstandings may arise between the consumer and the designer about plans, specifications,
schedules, budgets, and the quality of the proposed services. The CCIDC “Consumer's Guide to Hiring a Certified Interior Designer” will help you
understand Certified interior design services and to prevent any problems from occurring by providing:
Elsewhere on this site you can also read about:
If you have a problem with your Certified Interior Designer, even after
following the information in this guide, instructions and a form for filing a complaint are included. By carefully planning and thoroughly discussing your
project beforehand with your Certified Interior Designer, you will hopefully avoid having to take this step.
We hope this guide will help you understand what a Certified Interior
Designer is and how he/she can help you create an environment that is healthy, safe and attractive.